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sclerotium Explained

sclerotium at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) sclerotia

Sclerotium at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Sclerotium \Scle*ro"ti*um\, n.; pl. {Sclerotia}. [NL., fr. Gr.
sklhro`s hard.]
1. (Bot.) A hardened body formed by certain fungi, as by the
{Claviceps purpurea}, which produces ergot.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The mature or resting stage of a plasmodium.

Sclerotium at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Sclerotium
n 1: form genus of sterile imperfect fungi; many form sclerotia;
some cause sclerotium disease in plants [syn: {genus
Sclerotium}]
2: compact usually dark-colored mass of hardened mycelium
constituting a vegetative food-storage body in various
true fungi; detaches when mature and can give rise to new
growth

sclerotium at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

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  • A compact mass of hardened mycelium stored with reserve food material that, in some higher fungi such as ergot, becomes detached and remains dormant until a favourable opportunity for growth occurs.

    Related terms

    *sclerotial

    Anagrams

    * Coulterism, multicores

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